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The Rocket: A Cultural History of Maurice Richard

The fiery Maurice Richard was the highest-scoring NHL player of his era, the first to achieve the feat of fifty goals in fifty games. The Rocket revisits highlights of the esteemed Number 9’s greatest feats and most memorable moments, including his 1955 suspension for hitting a referee and the famous street riot that followed. The author goes well beyond the man to fully explore the myth that remains today. Author Benoît Melançon draws on print sources, photos, and illustrations to show how sportswriters, artists, playwrights, politicians, and citizens immortalized the Rocket.

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